Category: Events

Hoxton Movies Genifest

“This week on Hoxton Movies Niki reviews Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Fury ahead of its release on Friday.

She also chatted to Tyrone, the owner of Genesis Cinema and Rachael Castell, the producer of the East End Film Fest and lead singer of Wild Rye, who are playing at Genfest.

Genfest is a one day, halloween themed festival that takes place on Thursday 30th October at the Genesis to celebrate 15 years of the cinema! Details and tickets here:

There are also 4 new movies out this week at Genesis to get excited about!

The theme this week was War Film soundtracks so sit back relax and enjoy some film related fun.

@hoxtonmovies @hoxtonradio @genesiscinema 

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Bille JD Porter with Harriet Verney

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Billie JD Porter bought with her an insatiable mix of new indie, classic rock and hip hop this week as she was joined in the studio by journalist and model Harriet Varney.

In homage to Harriet’s discernible tone, the gangsta’ beats made for an apt backdrop to the latest newspaper tittle tattle and tales of their week’s in pop.

Catch Billie JD Porter DJing at Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen on Tuesday the 28th of October with THE SO SO GLOS + HEYROCCO + COLD OCEAN LIES + MANDEVILLE.


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Halloween Urban Food Fest

On Saturday 1st November, you will find a ravenous crowd staggering in a zombie like fashion to the Urban Food Fest Halloween Ghosts & Ghouls Extravaganza.

The spooky soiree will feature devilish street food delights including: witches Korean pork burgers, wickedly spicy jalapeños, plus ‘Day of the Dead’ pulled beef and hot salsa Mexican wraps.

The market will also feature a premium bar and forbidden fruits cocktail bar serving ‘Blood red’ pomegranate & vodka cocktails and the ‘Ghouls Mystery’ acai-berry, mint and rum cocktail.

Everyone in Halloween fancy dress will win a free spine-chilling shot from the Urban Food Fest bar and the best costume will win a bottle of the most sinful champagne.

Halloween Urband Food Fest takes place from 5pm to Midnight, is free entry and is at Euro Car Parks, 162-167 Shoreditch High Street, London, E1 6HU


Miriam Beard | @MiriHB
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Kate Nash Good Night Out

Singer, songwriter and style icon Kate Nash has voiced her support to a new campaign calling for better support at gigs and concerts for women, after a string of indecent incidents.

Pop star Iggy Azalea has been vocal in speaking out about her experiences, while a number of other high profile female singers and members of bands are involved in the drive entitled ‘Good Night Out’

In an article for The Big Issue, Kate talks about feeling violated and uncomfortable by one male fan at her own gig, after being groped and wants better protection and support for women.

The drive is being supported in the capital under the guise of Hollaback with a growing list of supporting venues here

Kate also tells the Big Issue work is well underway on her forth studio record which is being scheduled for release in the New Yeaaaaah!

Tweet us your experiences @hollabackldn on the hashtag #goodnightout

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Hoxton Fashion with Princess Joy Villa & Lydia Lucy

We had a bumper packed show this week with two guests and plenty of treats in the studio for a very special Hoxton Fashion Show.

It’s Flora’s last for us as she’s heading back to Holland to seek her fortune so Prosecco was the order of the show.

We also welcomed two special guest to the studio – Lydia Lucy is a singer and performer and we played her new song Only A Fool.

Treats also came from Princess Joy Villa who has been on a European tour talking with her stylish sounds which we got to hear Live!




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Halloween Brewing

London Fields Brewery are launching a range of Halloween themed beers just in time to celebrate in scrumptiously spooky fashion.

Pumpkin amber ale is infused with spices with hints of cinnamon, cloves and nutmegs to give you a mildly winter warming while Gyle 666 is a spiced brown ale for the more stoutly of drinkers.

To celebrate they are hosting a special Halloween party on Thursday the 30th of October from 6pm with spooky tours of the brewery also going down.

Twitter: @LdnFldsBrewery


Miriam Beard | @mirihb




The Rhythm Studio at The Russet‏

The Rhythm Studio are a music school based in Kensal Green, West London. But very soon, they will be crossing over to the good side and bringing their musical expertise to East London!

They are putting on free band workshops for kids age 8yrs+ and 12yrs+ at Hackney Downs Studio’s The Russet on the 28th October, 12pm – 5pm.

Register for workshops on The Rhythm Studio’s website here.

You will also be able to see live music from some of The Rhythm Studio’s young talent for free!

Twitter: @TheRhythmStudio


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Miriam Beard | @mirihb

Hackney Park Hack

We’re being invited to share idea’s and scribbles on how we can make better use of our parks and green spaces through a quirky new initiative hitting a green near you soon.

Hackney Park Hack will see a number of Giant White Cubes dotted around Hoxton Square, Charles Square and Mark Street Gardens where you can doodle your thoughts on greater greenness.

You are invited to write, draw and illustrate ideas of how the parks can be used in new and interesting ways to benefit the whole community.

£90,000 has been invested in the boxes so get a sharp pencil and plentifully inked pen and head to the boxes now.




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On this weeks show Becca explored our favourite picture filtering app Instagram and the do’s and don’ts of pleasant pix taking. Shoddy camera work, blurred lines and full holiday albums were all examined in great detail.

We had some new and exclusive tunes from Gentleman’s Dub Club and their latest release #Pressure, some
Chronixx with Alpha & Omega plust Major Lazer with – Watch Out For This. We also heard some expletives from Snoop Dogg who’s birthday it was!

With all the buzzing bass, the tone was taken down a peg or two with a couple of baby making jams to get snuggling to and get the bass shaking in your place.

Becca Dudley Monday’s 4pm – 6pm @BeccaDudley

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Up-Cycled plates at the Hoxton Hotel

In mainland Europe they throw them into the fire at the end of supper, here in Zen Shoreditch we Up-Cycle for many merry meals more.

You along with your continental cousins are invited to the Hoxton Hotel to take your crappy crockery, and give it a facelift at a special event for crafters who enjoy doing the dishes, in a special way.

Make a special mantle piece decoration or something for your beans and toast with paints, glitters, designs and fabrics while enjoying some drinks and popcorn with fellow crafters.

Up Cycled pates takes place at the Hoxton Hotel on Tuesday the 28th of October from 7pm.